Sugary Drinks Briefing Documents
Sugar is the hot topic in the nutrition world. It is now recommended that our intake of sugars should be less than 5% of our total energy intake, yet millions in the UK and around the world regularly exceed this. What is most concerning is how far sugar has invaded the modern diet. Bread, breakfast bars, table sauces, low-fat products, smoothies and soft drinks are often full of sugar. So how do we combat this stealthy substance that is widening our waistlines and harming our health? To start with, we can Give Up Loving Pop!
Food Active launched Give Up Loving Pop in early 2015, England’s first dedicated campaign highlighting the health harms associated with the over-consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. In order to address misinformation and misunderstanding about sugary drinks and some of their ingredients, the Give Up Loving Pop team have put together a series of free briefing documents to prove once and for all that sugary drinks are not as sweet and innocent as they might seem…
Click the buttons below to download the free GULP resources:GULP! – The Facts on Sugar
GULP! – Artificial Sweeteners
GULP! – Energy Drinks!
GULP! – Sports Drinks
GULP! – Soft drinks and dental health
In the UK, over 61% of adults and 30% of children are obese; sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are acknowledged to be a contributor to this obesity epidemic due to their high sugar content and lack of nutritional value. This study from Food Active focussed on a secondary school in the North West of England, with the aim of evaluating a pupil’s exposure to, and opportunities to buy SSBs on their journeys to and from school and during the school day, along with their purchasing behaviours.
SUGARY DRINKS: A DUTY TO PROTECT HEALTH NEW RESEARCH FROM NORTH WEST ENGLAND INDICATES THE HEALTH AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF
Evidence has suggested that placing a tax on sugary drinks could reduce consumption and reduce levels of obesity. Food Active, funded by the North West Directors of Public Health, commissioned a research report to explore the acceptability of a tax on sugary drinks.